Actors Onoe Kikugorô I as the Puppet-play Narrator ... Bensuke, Real Name (Honmyô) Shume no Hôgan Morihisa, and Bandô Sanpachi I as the Puppeteer Yamaneko Dekurobei

「 本名主馬判官盛久 尾上菊五郎」(初代)、「操人形の役人山ねこてくろ兵へ 坂東三八」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1757 (Hôreki 7), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0805

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.4 x 14.5 cm (11 9/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18980

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onna Musha Kaijin Yashima
Theater: Nakamura
女武者帰陣八島(おんなむしゃかいじんやしま)
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
鳥居清満筆

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection